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  • Hatton Garden jewellery heist: Four men admit part in £10m Hollywood-style robbery …
    Hatton Garden jewellery heist: Four men admit part in £10m Hollywood-style robbery … 22 hours ago

    Four men have admitted their involvement in the £10m Easter weekend Hatton Garden Safety Deposit raid, at Woolwich Crown Court. John Collins, Daniel Jones, Terry Perkins and Perry Reader all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle the Hatton Garden deposit. The pleas come after Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company went into liquidation after falling into insolvency. More »

  • Hatton Garden Jewellery Raid Firm To Shut Down
    Hatton Garden Jewellery Raid Firm To Shut Down Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    The safe deposit box company that was burgled in Hatton Garden over the Easter weekend has gone into liquidation, it has emerged. Hatton Garden Safe Deposit issued a statement saying it had gone into creditors' voluntary liquidation on 24 August after trade slumped in the wake of the theft. The winding up of the firm will be led by accountancy firm SPW's Stella Davis and Harold Sorsky. More »

  • August bank holiday 2015: Guide to events, festivals and things to do around …
    August bank holiday 2015: Guide to events, festivals and things to do around … Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The UK is counting down the hours until the August bank holiday (in England and Wales) in hope of some brighter weather and a wonderful three-day weekend. From carnivals to music festivals and foodie markets, here are some of the best ways to make the most of your extra day off. Entry to the Notting Hill Carnival is free, but do plan travel to the Carnival in advance, leaving plenty of time to get there as it will be busy. More »

  • Internet troll escapes jail for Lee Rigby murder conspiracy harassment
    Internet troll escapes jail for Lee Rigby murder conspiracy harassment Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    An internet troll who claimed the murder of Lee Rigby was a conspiracy designed to provoke anti-Islamic feelings has escaped an immediate jail term after refusing to accept he did anything wrong. More »

  • Teenage girl arrested with Anzac parade plot schoolboy admits terror charge …
    Teenage girl arrested with Anzac parade plot schoolboy admits terror charge … Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    A schoolgirl arrested with a teenage boy involved in a plot to attack police at an Anzac Day parade in Australia has admitted two terror offences. More »

  • Second suspect charged with child destruction over pregnant woman attack
    Second suspect charged with child destruction over pregnant woman attack Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    A second suspect has been charged over an attack which resulted in a heavily pregnant woman losing her baby. More »

  • War Veteran Slept On Dead Bodies To Stay Dry
    War Veteran Slept On Dead Bodies To Stay Dry Sat, Aug 15, 2015

    Fergus Anckorn was also forced to use basic magic tricks to entertain his captors and win scraps of food to stay alive while he and his fellow POWs starved. As a 20-year-old conscript, he was on his way to fight in Africa when Pearl Harbour was attacked and his ship was redirected to Singapore. He was driving an Army vehicle to Changi, in eastern Singapore, when he was hit by Japanese fighter planes. More »

  • Two More Charged Over Hatton Garden Raid
    Two More Charged Over Hatton Garden Raid Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    Two more people have been charged in connection with the raid on a Hatton Garden safe deposit site in which more than £10m worth of valuables were stolen. A man and a woman will appear in court on 27 August, Scotland Yard has said. Nine men have been charged previously and are due to stand trial accused of conspiring to enter Hatton Garden Safe Deposit with intent to steal. More »

  • Hatton Garden jewellery raid: Two more charged
    Hatton Garden jewellery raid: Two more charged Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    Two more people have been charged over the Hatton Garden raid, in which valuables worth more than £10 million were looted, police said. More »

  • Pervert Who Flashed To A Group Of Toddlers Outside Nursery - On The Loose
    Pervert Who Flashed To A Group Of Toddlers Outside Nursery - On The Loose Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    A pervert who exposed himself to a group of TODDLERS in a rural village, is being hunted by police. The man, believed to be white, deliberately revealed his genitals to several children outside a nursery school in Saxilby, Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire police, who confirmed the incident took place on Tuesday, are investigating but the sicko remains at large. More »

  • 7/7 London bombings: We have learned nothing
    7/7 London bombings: We have learned nothing Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Ten years since the 7/7 bombings in London, and it would seem that Britain's relationship with the Arab world is in a precarious state. Ten years on, images of dead British tourists on a Tunisian beach accompany that of the number 30 bus, its roof blown off in London's Tavistock Square. Today we find ourselves asking similar questions that were asked about Hasib Hussain, Mohammad Sidique Khan, Germaine Lindsay and Shehzad Tanweer, four young men from Yorkshire, four British citizens. More »

  • Latest In A Series Of Attacks In France
    Latest In A Series Of Attacks In France Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    There has been a string of suspected or confirmed Islamist terrorist attacks in France in the past three years alone, including the notorious Charlie Hebdo massacre in January. 19 April 2015: A woman was murdered by a gunman in Paris whose plot to attack a church was foiled shortly after. 7-9 January 2015: An attack on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was followed by four more attacks in and around Paris, ending in two sieges. More »

  • Teen Jailed For Lee Rigby Copycat Attack Plot
    Teen Jailed For Lee Rigby Copycat Attack Plot Fri, May 29, 2015

    Islam attempted to make Mr Thomas buy the ingredients for a pipe bomb and attack one or more soldiers with a kitchen knife or meat cleaver on his command. He encouraged Mr Thomas, who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome, to start calling himself Haroon, instead of Harry. But his plot was foiled when Mr Thomas failed to buy the bomb ingredients and accidentally told some friends what Islam had asked him to do. More »

  • London bombmaker jailed for life for US soldier murder in Iraq
    London bombmaker jailed for life for US soldier murder in Iraq Sat, May 23, 2015

    A London taxi driver who made bombs targeting coalition troops in Iraq, one of which killed a US soldier, was jailed for life with a minimum of 38 years after being convicted of murder. More »

  • British bomber jailed for life for murder of U.S. sergeant in Iraq Fri, May 22, 2015

    A London taxi driver, convicted of making bombs which were used against U.S. forces in Iraq, one of which killed a U.S. sergeant, was jailed for life on Friday and told he would spend at least 38 years behind bars. Anis Sardar, 38, of northwest London, was convicted at London's Woolwich Crown Court of murder and conspiracy to murder after his fingerprints were found on adhesive tape used to make two bombs planted under roads leading out of Baghdad in an area close to the U.S. Army's Camp Liberty. One of the devices exploded as a U.S. armoured vehicle drove over it on Sept. 27, 2007, killing Sergeant First Class Randy Johnson, who was married with two young children. More »

  • Briton Who Made IEDs To Kill US Troops Jailed
    Briton Who Made IEDs To Kill US Troops Jailed Fri, May 22, 2015

    A British bomb-maker found guilty of building improvised explosive devices to kill US soldiers in Iraq has been jailed for life. The devices were planted in or around the road leading west out of Baghdad - and one killed Sergeant First Class Randy Johnson when it hit the armoured vehicle he was travelling in on 27 September 2007. Sardar, a black cab driver from Wembley in northwest London, was caught seven years later when officials at the FBI's Explosive Device Analytical Centre (TEDAC) found his fingerprints on some of the bombs. More »

  • London cabbie bombmaker 'murdered US soldier in Iraq'
    London cabbie bombmaker 'murdered US soldier in Iraq' Thu, May 21, 2015

    A London taxi driver who made bombs targeting coalition troops in the Iraq war was on Thursday convicted in a British court of murdering a US soldier eight years ago. More »

  • Briton Guilty Of Making IEDs To Kill US Troops
    Briton Guilty Of Making IEDs To Kill US Troops Thu, May 21, 2015

    A British bomb-maker has been found guilty of building improvised explosive devices to kill American soldiers in Iraq. Anis Abid Sadar, 38, is facing a lengthy prison sentence for his part in the bloody Iraqi insurgency, in what is believed to be a legal first. The devices were planted in or around the road west out of Baghdad in 2007, Woolwich Crown Court heard. More »

  • Briton guilty of making bomb that killed U.S. sergeant in Iraq Thu, May 21, 2015

    A London taxi driver was found guilty of murder on Thursday for his role in making bombs used against U.S. forces in Iraq in 2007, including one that killed an American sergeant, Britain's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said. Anis Sardar, 38, of northwest London, was convicted at Woolwich Crown Court of two counts of murder and conspiracy to murder. The bombs had been buried under roads leading west out of Baghdad in an area close to the U.S. Army's Camp Liberty. More »

  • Robots being used to repair gas pipes underground rather than tear roads up
    Robots being used to repair gas pipes underground rather than tear roads up Wed, May 20, 2015

    It isn't just in factories, battlefields and disaster zones that robots can make a big difference – a UK firm is now using remote-controlled robots to repair old gas pipes underground without having to dig up roads. The Cisbot, created by US firm ULC Robotics, is a robot that specialises in repairing cast iron pipeline joints. In the old days, town gas was made from coal and was of a wetter composition, but after the UK switched to natural gas in the 1970s, over time the gas has dried out the yarn in the joints, causing many of the pipes to leak. More »

  • Teenager Guilty Over Terror Grooming Plot
    Teenager Guilty Over Terror Grooming Plot Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    A teenager has been found guilty of plotting terror attacks by grooming and bullying a man with learning difficulties to make a bomb and hack a British soldier to death. Kazi Islam, 18, who lived at home with his parents, tried to persuade Harry Thomas to buy the ingredients for a pipe bomb and to attack one or more soldiers with a kitchen knife or meat cleaver in a chilling echo of Fusilier Lee Rigby's killing outside Woolwich barracks in May 2013. But his plans were scuppered after Mr Thomas failed to buy any of the right ingredients for a bomb and told "a few mates" what they were doing. The defendant, from Newham, east London, who worked for a company selling board games including Monopoly and Cluedo, had denied engaging in the preparation of terrorist acts. More »

  • Briton On Trial Over US Soldier's Death
    Briton On Trial Over US Soldier's Death Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    A British man has gone on trial in London accused of causing the death of a US soldier in Iraq. Anis Abid Sardar is accused of making improvised explosive devices (IEDs) or roadside bombs that were used in the conflict in Iraq. Sardar, 38, from Wembley, is being tried in a London court in what is believed to be a legal first, accused of assembling bombs in Syria that were planted on the outskirts of Baghdad in 2007. Sergeant First Class Randy Johnson of 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment from Washington DC died after the armoured vehicle in which he was travelling hit a bomb on 27 September of that year. More »